The Summer There Games start this week! Save the date for August 9th-17th. The Opening Ceremony is scheduled for Thursday, August 8th at 7:00 PM PDT. Want to know more about Summer There Games? Check out our handy There Games FAQs.
I’ve been hearing a lot about Summer There Games. What is it?
Summer There Games is a huge 9-day event series in There that runs in the later part of summer. Everyone is invited to play in this fun and friendly competition. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from vehicle races to card games to quests and so much more! No matter what your interest, you’re likely to find activities to enjoy.
In a nutshell, members compete at There Games to earn points for their team. At the end, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal. (The 2nd and 3rd place teams take the silver and bronze awards respectively.)
How can I join a team for There Games?
Congratulations, you are already part of a team! We have 16 There Games teams based on the 16 avatar Nametag colors. (The Nametag is the colored bar over your avatar’s head where your see your name.) Everyone has a Nametag color that is randomly generated when you join There.
What if I can’t figure out what my Nametag color is?
If you aren’t sure what your Nametag color is, it’s easy to find out. Just head over to to the Summer Games Welcome Center and find one of the handy Nametag signs.
When you click the sign’s action tag, it will tell you what color your Nametag is. Once you know your Nametag color find your team club listed here. Joining your team’s club is a great way to meet people, make new friends and keep up to date with what’s going on.
Do I have to join my Nametag team’s club to participate at There Games?
No. While joining your team’s club is a great way to connect with your fellow teammates, it is not required. You can still go to There Games events and earn points for your team. The event Hosts will be able to see which team you belong to by (you guessed it!) looking at your Nametag.
How do I sign up for an event?
It’s very easy to participate in Summer There Games. Search the keyword “TSG” on the Activities Page to see a handy list of all the TSG events. There are lots of events to choose from! Take a look and start signing up for the things that interest you. Whether you love the thrill of competition or prefer something more low key, you will find plenty of fun activities.
Some event descriptions state that points are given and others do not. What’s the difference?
Some There Games events are competitive and award points to the teams based on who comes in 1st, 2nd, etc. Other events are purely social for people who don’t want to compete but still want to participate in the Games. Event descriptions are marked accordingly to help you decide which events are right for you.
When you attend an event that awards points, the goal is to try to earn points for your Nametag team. At the end of There Games, all the points are counted up and the team with the highest overall score wins the gold medal.
How do I attend a There Games event after I’ve signed up?
When you sign up for an event, it will be added to your schedule. To see a handy list of the events you have signed up for, go to the Activities Page and click the “My Upcoming Events” link.
If you are in world and sign up for an event that has already started, you’ll get a system message offering to take you there now. Otherwise, you’ll get the message when the event begins. If you accept, you’ll be teleported directly to the Zone where the event is happening.
What should I do when I arrive at a There Games event?
When you arrive at a There Games event and enter the Zone, the first thing you should do is look for a rule book. Be sure to read this so you are familiar with the rules of the event. If there is a Zone box in use, also keep an eye on this in case additional instructions are being given. Become familiar with how the event is scored and what you should strive to do in order to win a point for your Nametag team.
For a fun team-building activity, you might want to start a group IM with other members of your Nametag team who are also participating in the event
I tried to go to my There Games event but got a message that the event is currently full. What should I do?
If the event is currently full and you are unable to enter the Zone, wait for a system message to tell you when it’s your turn before you attempt to enter again. Trying to enter before it’s your turn will result in you being teleported back out of the Zone and moved to the bottom of the waiting list for the event. This will also create extra lag in the event and affect the Zone box, making it difficult for the Host(s) to properly communicate with the members inside.
Any other tips for attending a There Games event?
- Do not go AFK (away from keyboard) in a competitive, points-awarding event. If something comes up, please step out of the Zone and free up a space for someone who is actively waiting to compete for their team.
- Please have patience with the event Hosts. There Games events can be very hectic with a lot of specific instructions to follow for the event to run smoothly. Keep yourself well informed by reading the rules and knowing who the Host(s) are in case you have questions.
How does scoring work at events?
Each event is unique in the way it is scored. When you attend a There Games event, it’s very important to read the rules and listen to instructions given by the Host(s) at the beginning of the event. This will give you an understanding of how you can compete and possibly earn points for your team.
I see lots of people running around with team-colored items. Where can I find this stuff?
Can I find out how my team is doing during There Games?
If you would like to keep track of how the Games are going, you can check out the official There Scoreboard at http://www.therescore.com.
Point totals update automatically each time a Host enters the results from his or her event into the database. Another handy feature on this page is the ability to see a list of the activities scheduled each day by simply clicking the links for Day 1, Day 2, etc.
Explore the ancient ruins in EGYPT. For a limited time, camp in the desert where no Thereian has camped before! From now through mid-July, explore the island of Egypt in There and partake in camel caravans, mummy curses and pyramid tours. Set up your own PAZ camp or go on a quest.
Event hosts have scheduled trivia games, tours, BINGO, breakfast socials, magic carpet rides, card games and so much more! Wrap up a week of Egyptian culture with a dance held in Egypt on the night of July 15th. Search for other fun events on the Activities page with the keyword EGYPT.
Kick off the summer season in the virtual world There with Camp-A-Palooza! Join new and old friends for ghost stories, sing-a-longs around the campfire and leisurely hikes through the woods June 30th through July 6th.
Sign up for a special edition of RidgeRiderZ on Sunday, June 30th and head out with Camp Counslers to the Camp-A-Palooza campsite. Travel off-road through the mountains on your TUV to reach camp. Be one of the first Thereians to reach the campsite and grab one the best spots to pitch a tent.
If you are not able to attend the Camp-A-Palooza RidgeRiderZ Caravan to Camp on Sunday, you can cruise over to Camp-A-Palooza Central and find the teleportlink out to the secret camp location. There will be plenty of fun camping activities planned during the week. Search keyword camp on the Events Page to discover the line-up of Camp-A-Palooza activities.
The annual camping trip in There is only a few days away. Do you have your gear packed and ready to go? Make sure you are properly prepared to survive the great outdoors in There. You can purchase camping supplies in the Auctions if you need a tent, sleeping bag, stove or cooler to take with you.
The Bay Area Boat System (BABS) Club is happy to present a December to Remember in the virtual world There. The group is holding special holiday hoverboat events December 3rd through the 31st to celebrate the winter season.
Sign up for the first BABS Sleigh Ride of the season with your host KatesHappy. Sip hot cocoa and go dashing through the snow on a one horse open sleigh with your friends. Look for BABS holiday weekend activities planned for the upcoming Outpost of the Month: Faith Bay Town & BABS Outpost operated by Circuit_Rider. Santa will be coming to town and spreading his jolly cheer in There. BABS has five holiday flotillas planned during a December to Remember. Ring in the New Year with friends during the last BABS event of 2018.
Dec 3 Frosty Mug Flotilla
Dec 10 BABS KatesHappy’s Sleigh Ride
Dec 17 BABS Ho-Ho-Hoverboat
Dec 24 BABS Polar Express: PJs & Trains
The BABS group supports a network of large landing towers and outposts throughout There. The towers allow big groups of guided hoverboat tours to easily island hop from one location to the next. B.A.B.S.throws regular events and everyone is invited. You can pilot your own hoverboat or relax and enjoy the scenic view from the passenger seat.
Shop the Auctions for a special BABS hoverboat sleigh.
Grab yer rum and join us for Pirates in the Thereiabbean November 11th through November 17th! We’re hankerin’ for a good ole time, and we know how t’ give it too, just take a peek at all these fantastic events planned for you, shiver me timbers!
Every month in the virtual world There, Event Hosts plan staple events and special themed events celebrating holidays, seasons, annual themes and more for the community to enjoy. If you’d like to volunteer to participate in the planning of these events, drop by the weekly There Themes & Events meetings on Wednesday nights.
Sign up to attend if you’d like to seek host support, share new ideas and keep up to date on what events are coming up so that you can plan and contribute your own events. The weekly Wednesday night meetings are held at the Themes and Events Headquarters and hosted by RobbyBoy.
Stay up to date on daily events and follow the There Themes and Events public group on Facebook. Easily keep track of event dates online with the There Events Calendar and the There Quests, GPSD & Ongoing Events Calendar posted and updated by RobbyBoy.
The next big theme coming up in There is Halloween. Do you have an idea for a spooky event or perhaps want to show off your haunted house? Attend the next There Themes and Events meeting on October 3rd and meet with other hosts planning events for the month of October. If you are interested in participating in Spookfest during the month of October, contact AlessiaAlucard or Susanszy.
Please note, weekly meetings are held every Wednesday with the exception of the last Wednesday of the month.
Celebrate the start of the 2018 Summer There Games at the Opening Ceremony Thursday, August 23rd at 6:30 PM PDT. All sixteen Name Tag Color teams will partake in the annual running of the torch ceremony. Bust out your best dance moves and get down at the after party with music by DJ Martin.
Make sure to join your Name Tag Color Team for updates about events your team is participating in. Sign up for 10-days of competitive events on the official There Scoreboard. Best of luck to all of our Teams!
The 2018 Summer There Games start this week! Help promote There Games by decorating your home or clubhouse with an official There Games poster or banner. Your purchase will help promote There Games in-world and contribute funds towards keeping the There Games going every year as well as providing gifts for the winning teams. Swoop up these limited-edition collectibles before they are gone forever.
Shop the official 2018 Summer There Games merchandise in the Auctions.
There are sixteen Name Tag Color teams that will compete against each other to conquer the 2016 Summer Games Gold medal. Events happen at all hours of the day and range from round-ups to racing to card games and so much more!
Everyone is invited to play and is already part of a Name Tag Color Team. The color of your Name Tag team will tell you which team you are on. If you’re not sure which team you are on, head over to the Summer Games Welcome Center and use the handy Name Tag sign. When you click the sign’s action tag it will tell you what team you are on. Once you know your team, sign up for your Name Tag Color Club in order to receive invites and keep up with your teammates through the group IM chat.
Keep track of the daily points your color team earns by checking the official There Games Scoreboard. You can easily find and sign up for TSG events by clicking on the “Day” listed at the top of the Scoreboard. Day 1 through Day 10 will display the different events scheduled for each day.
The There Games Opening and Closing ceremonies will be held at the Summer There Games Island.
Opening Ceremony: Thursday, August 23rd
There Games Competition: August 24th through September 2nd
Closing Ceremony: Monday, September 3rd
We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 Summer There Games!
Prom in the virtual world There is happening this weekend! Do you have a date for the dance? Craft the perfect “promposal” and invite your crush or go stag with a group of friends. Save the date for Under the Stars Sunday, June 30th. Practice your best dance moves so you’re ready to wow the crowd and work the dance floor the night of Prom. A King and Queen will be crowned at the end of the dance.
Leading up to Prom is the Girls Slumber Party and Guys Night out. Pal around with friends and try on all of the latest formal wear to pick out the perfect look for the big night. Shop the Auctions for tuxedos, prom dresses, crowns, boutonnieres and even a fake date to wear on your arm!